I Want to Go There: Fields of Light

Christmas is over and the new year is five days old. But the holiday cheer still lingers on here at home, where Christmas lights make everything feel warm and special. Someday, I hope to hike in the Maniwa Prefecture, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or anyplace where humans haven’t scared off millions of fireflies. #bucketlisted

A series of long exposure photographs were taken in locations around the Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The perfect time to go here would be during June to July (rainy season) after thunderstorms, because this is when countless gold fireflies come out to mate. It’s so brilliant and spectacular!

(via thisiscolossal via polaroid dreams) (click on the photos for a larger size, or go here for more)

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I Want to Go There: The Land of Chocolate & Cheese

Day 2 of normal work life finds me dreaming of quiet places with snowy mountains, warming up under blankets, and a rich mug of hot cocoa.

Blown away by the gorgeous pictures of Switzerland on Krisatomic’s blog. The above photos are from her latest entry.